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Monday, August 10, 2009

Quote on Cyber Bullying

Aldwinkel was referring to the Mainichi`s cancellation of the Wai Wai column
due to anonymous pressure from posters presumably at forums. But I thought
this quote was apt for a number of situations on the internet:

"You have the right to know your accuser."

"I find this form of bullying disgusting, and the Mainichi’s caving in appallingly irresponsible. When are people going to learn that Internet bullying is not a fair fight, and ignore people who won’t make themselves public in the media and open themselves up to the same scrutiny they demand other media? You have the right to know your accuser. Those who won’t reveal their identity should be justly ignored themselves."

--Dave Aldwinkle

Aldwinkle knows first hand what it is like to be the victim of internet bullying
and libel. He was libelled at a famous forum in Japan that allows anonymous posting.

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